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Zig Zag ups Matt Graff to managing director

Zig Zag ups Matt Graff to managing director
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Jon Creamer
18 July 2017

Indie Zig Zag Productions has promoted Commercial Director Matt Graff to the newly created role of Managing Director.

Since his appointment as Commercial Director in 2014, Graff has been responsible for the company’s commercial opportunities and off-air rights exploitation.

He has been responsible for some key recent deals for Zig Zag including the development of the co-production agreement with Krempelwood Entertainment to produce the forthcoming Jamie Vardy documentary series for Sky Sports and negotiation of the sale of 6 x 60’ series ‘British Treasure, American Gold’ for Quest / RMC Découverte, for which he was also Executive Producer.

In his new role as Managing Director, he will also take on responsibility for managing the day-to-day operation of the company and driving company growth.  He will continue to report to CEO Danny Fenton.

Graff joined Zig Zag in 2014 from Viacom where he held the position of CEEMEA Senior Director Production & Commissioning.

Danny Fenton, said: “Matt first joined us in 2014 and his impact over that time has been phenomenal. The company has benefitted tremendously from his knowledge and input and he totally embodies the Zig Zag DNA. It seems a logical next step that he helps shape the future success of the company and I am delighted to have him as our Managing Director.”

Matt Graff said: “It’s a great honour to have been given the opportunity to help steer the Zig Zag ship into the future and realise the vision outlined by Danny and the Board. I’m looking forward to being part of Zig Zag’s future growth and success.”



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